Chevrolet Grand Prix roars onto Bowmanville race track Saturday

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Published July 6, 2023 at 9:10 am

The biggest race on the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) calendar is this Saturday when the Chevrolet Grand Prix roars its way to the legendary north Bowmanville track.

The main event is the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, with some of the newest and most technologically advanced Prototype race cars in the world vying for the Chevrolet Grand Prix title.

The WeatherTech series features a world-class field of drivers piloting the leading performance brands such as Cadillac, Corvette, Acura, Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari Lamborghini, Lexus, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche.

The Bowmanville race, which has been run since 1975, is the only Canadian stop on the IMSA WeatherTech Championship calendar.

Alexander Sims leads the points race so far this reason while long time Indy racer Sebastien Bourdais – last year’s winner – sits 7th in the standings. Former winners of this race include British endurance driver Brian Redman (1980), former German F1 driver Jochen Mass – who is, unfortunately, best known for a collision with Gilles Villeneuve in the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix that resulted in the Canadian legend’s death – in 1984, and current CTMP track owner Ron Fellows in 1997.

Also on the schedule is the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, IMSA VP Racing Sportscar Challenge and the Canadian-based Super Production Challenge.

A ticket to the race also includes the beer garden and food in the CTMP Marketplace and the Canadian Tire Action Zone for families, as well as the open team paddocks, driver autograph sessions, and the Sunday morning Open Grid Walk for fans in pit lane.

Ticket prices at the gate are $80 per person for Weekend Super Tickets, $70 for General Camping (tent or pop-up trailer) and $90 for RV’s (or hard-bodied trailers). Single-day tickets are $60.

Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult and campers can access the park starting Thursday morning.

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